from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who prepares or deals in plumes or feathers for ornamental purposes. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who prepares or deals in ornamental plumes or feathers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One who prepares or deals in
ornamental plumesor feathers.
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A bird-stuffer is now a plumassier and taxidermist; and when I asked a waiter the meaning of "Phusitechnicon," which I read over a shop opposite his hotel, he told me it meant old china.
Among the earliest victims was the wife of the King's _plumassier_.
There! "continued she," there goes my plumassier, with gilt spurs like a field-officer, and riding as importantly as if he were one of the Lords of the Treasury; or -- ah! there, again, is my banker's clerk, so stiff and so laced up, that he might pass for an Egyptian mummy -- the self-importance of these puppies is insufferable!
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)